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Teddy Buckner

Trumpeter Teddy Buckner was a Louis Armstrong devotee whose enthusiasm for New Orleans styled jazz and golf swing took him all over the world during a profession that spanned a lot more than six years. He was distantly linked to the St. Louis centered Buckner family members that created pianist/organist Milt, trumpeter George, in addition to saxophonist and Motown program guy Ted Buckner. John Edward “Teddy” Buckner was created in Sherman, TX, north of Dallas, on July 16, 1909. Buckner spent five the child years in Silver Town, NM. An uncle trained him to take care of drumsticks and perform the ukulele; he also analyzed the trumpet with Harold Scott, an associate from the brass section within the Louis Armstrong Orchestra. When he was 15 yrs . old Buckner caused bandleaders Friend Garcia and “Big Six” Reeves, after that headed for LA where his trumpet was noticed in ensembles led by Sonny Clay, Curtis Mosby, Sylvester Scott, Velocity Webb, and Edith Turnham. When in 1934 trumpeter Buck Clayton assumed management of the orchestra previously led by Earl Dancer, pianist Teddy Weatherford organized for the 14-piece ensemble (including Buckner) to sail for Shanghai, China for an extended residency in the Canidrome Ballroom. Inside a 12 months Buckner had came back to California and was dealing with Irwin C. Miller’s Brownskin Versions Revue (a business fated to are likely involved in the profession of R&B vocalist Larry Darnell) and pianist Lorenzo Flennoy. Buckner was employed by Lionel Hampton in 1936, gigged with Hamp’s orchestra on the Heaven Membership in LA and assumed command from the music group as the vibraphonist committed even more of his time and energy to dealing with Benny Goodman. Teddy Buckner made an appearance in several motion pictures through the 1930s and ’40s. Many famously he stood set for Louis Armstrong in Pennies from Heaven and made an appearance with Excess fat Waller in Ruler of Burlesque (both movies day from 1936). Before, after and during the Second Globe Battle he was an associate from the Benny Carter Orchestra, sat along with Johnny Otis, fortified a music group led by performing drummer Cee Pee Johnson, and gigged using the Solid Blenders Sextet. Buckner’s rigorous years with trombonist Child Ory (1949-1954) initiated a go back to old-fashioned jazz that could characterize the others of his profession. In 1954 he created his own little Dixieland music group, deliberately hiring among the better traditional jazz and golf swing players on the planet, including clarinetist Edmond Hall, drummer J.C. Noticed, clarinetist Albert Nicholas, pianist Sammy Cost, and trombonist Trummy Youthful. He also documented with trombonist George Brunis in 1954 and was noticeable and audible during Jack port Webb’s film Pete Kelly’s Blues the next 12 months. During seven days in July 1958 Buckner performed with soprano saxophonist and clarinetist Sidney Bechet in the Salle Wagram in Paris, in the Event de Jazz 1958 in Knokke-le-Zout, Belgium with the Cannes Jazz Event. For a lot more than 25 years, Teddy Buckner’s jazz music group performed to enthusiastic crowds at nightclubs like the 400 Golf club as well as the Beverly Caverns in LA as well as the Huddle in Western Covina. He loved a lengthy operate of work as leader of the Dixieland music group at Disneyland from 1965-1981 and exceeded way in LA on Sept 22, 1994.

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